Sunday, June 30, 2013

Prayers Requested

From: Earl Boggler
Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2013 9:17 PM

Please pray for the Firefighters, the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who died today in the Yarnell Arizona wildfire. Our son, Jason was right behind those who died and his crew was trying desperately to get to them. Also pray for the families who must try and make sense of this great sacrifice their loved ones have made. We also ask for your prayers for the one survivor who is now at Maricopa Burn Center but we don't know his condition. Our son is ok right now, praise God; but my heart breaks for the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and other families members of these heroes. The Granite Mountain Hotshots had successfully saved multiple homes in Prescott during the Doce fire a week ago. God rest their sweet souls.

IMPORTANT Chapter Meeting - Monday July 8 - Holy Family Parish - 7:00pm

Our next Chapter Business Meeting will be held on Monday July 8 at the Holy Family Parish, starting at 7pm.  Please try your best to attend this important meeting. Our worthy State Deputy Bryant Sayers will be in attendance.

Agenda items include:

Prayerfully Popped Popcorn Opportunities

The Sisters of the Benedictine Monastery make gourmet popcorn which they sell on line and at their store in Trader Joe's shopping center at Speedway & Wilmot.

They are looking for opportunities to sell more popcorn such as at parish events, festivals, youth groups and others. If you have an event coming up, contact the sisters or Tom LeCocq 520-358-2084.

We are also looking for Knights to volunteer to work a few hours at their store. Please let the Sisters know if you can help.

Please visit their web site at

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Request for Prayers


I do not have many of the details yet, nevertheless I have been told that our beloved Sister Loreto, of SS Simon and Jude, went to rest with Our Lord this morning.  Sister loved the Knights of Columbus.  She has also been for many years the heart and soul of the SS Simon and Jude's Religious Education Program.  Please remember Sister in your prayers.

Vivat Jesus!

Rick Garrison
Knights of Columbus
SS Simon and Jude Council 12708
Financial Secretary

Col. Larry Costanzo, USAF (Ret)
Chairman, AZ Rosary Celebration
Former Supreme Master
Knights of Columbus

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Request for Prayers - Rick Garrison


Respectfully requesting that you keep our Executive Secretary, Rick Garrison, in your prayers.  He has had a family emergency arise and will be heading back East for an undetermined period of time. Most of the business that Rick handles is done via email.  What postal service mail shows up will be sent to his location back East.  We may see just a slight delay, but nothing that we can't handle.

Please keep our Brother and his family in your prayers.


Bryant R. Sayers
Arizona State Deputy

Another First Degree Exemplification at Council 1200

Tucson Council 1200 will be organizing a second First Degree Exemplification this month.  It will be held on Wednesday June 26 starting at 7pm.  Candidates need to report by 6:15pm.

Mario Vassallo
AZ State District Deputy 5
Chief Judge John M. Roll Chapter President

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

There will be a First Degree this Saturday, June 22 at Ss. Peter & Paul, Church, Madonna Hall. 1946 E Lee St. Host council is 11855.

Candidates report at 8:30 AM. Degree starts at 9:00 AM.

Contact DD Bill Barrett 520-444-1251 with the number of candidates you will be bringing.

Remember that councils should provide for each candidate a completed and signed Form 100, rosary, membership card, "These Men They Call Knights" booklet and emblem of the Order pin. You will retain the form 100 for your financial secretary to submit to Supreme after the degree.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Prayer Request

Please keep Fr. Bartolome Vasquez and his family in your prayers. My
office was notified yesterday that his mother Rosa Johnston is
seriously ill and they expect that it will not be long before  she
passes.  Fr. Bartolome is the pastor at St. Joseph in Wellton and
had gone to Mexico to visit his mom. I know that your prayers will
be very much appreciated.

May His Spirit comfort and surround them during this heartbreaking
time and bring them closer to Him as they wait.


Katherine R. Rhinehart
Diocese of Tucson